With the all-new 2017 CRF450, Honda hit the ground running and the new model sold well world wide. This very popular bike has just got better. The new changes for 2018 any seem relatively small yet they’ve changed the bike a lot.
The CRF450 received a totally new chassis last year
The new Honda is much improved over the previous model, as the bike has taken a totally new direction. This year’s bike basically offers all the modifications the CRF450 received last year in the way of a new chassis, suspension and even an electric start.
The CRF250 has finally stepped away
It may be old technology, it may not have changed much in the past decade apart from a few suspension tweaks, but we’re pleased the Yamaha is not only still on sale but is still such a good bike. Despite no real development, it shows just how good the YZ125
Yamaha threw it all at the new 2018 YZF450 and it has an electric start, a new straight-section frame, new suspension settings, clutch springs and new clutch plates which help with the fade, new throttle body and a new smart phone app which allows you to tune your bike trackside
While the YZF450 has got the all-new treatment, the baby YZF250 model hasn’t seen any major upgrades in 2018 other than blue rims and a new cosmetic look. This model has been improving quite a lot in previous years and it’s been a huge success, which is why it’s a
It’s not often that a manufacturer wheels out a totally brand new 85cc two-stroke youth race bike. New as in new engine, new frame, suspension, bodywork – the lot. It always seems like youth racers get the short straw with bikes that don’t change for decades, apart from the odd
By Dave Willet. Probably the most-asked question about motocross bikes is what’s the difference between a Husqvarna and a KTM. Apart from the obvious things like colours and styling, they both roll of the same production line in Austria. And both share the same engines, main frames, electronics and, for 2018,
By Dave Willet. It’s fair to say there’s not a lemon in any of KTM’s orange bikes. The 450 and 250 are class-leaders, and the 350 has no real rival. As for the 125 and 250 two-strokes, they’re the newest kids on the block and feel more modern than anything
Yamaha’s all-new YZF450 not only gets smartphone tuning but lots more changes
by Dave Willet
Yamaha has made it no secret that they have thrown all their development into the YZF450 for 2018. The bike has had a huge overhaul to make the bike faster yet easier to ride and tune,
By Dave Willet
Suzuki has a long history of working closely with Europe and, more specifically, Belgium. In fact, Suzuki motocross bikes moved away from the corporate blue and white colour scheme to yellow to honour Belgium. Its one of the main colours in the Belgian flag and fledgling TM range